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Recently announced changes to the policy regarding unaccompanied minors on the Alaska Marine Highway System have been put on hold after "numerous Alaskans" expressed concerns about upcoming holiday travel.

 

Megan Edge
Minors traveling the Alaska Marine Highway System will need more than a note from their parents to travel alone. A spokesperson for the state Department of Transportation said the old policy was outdated. Megan Edge
Airborne views offer the best way to see the greatness of Alaska.Scott McMurren
Deep in the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park, one lodge treads lightly to give travelers an unrivaled view of the majestic glaciers, mountains and wildlife.Scott McMurren
Closed since 2012, the Susitna Valley lodge is expected to reopen next month with new owners, a new well and a year-round business model focused on attracting snowmachiners.Sean Doogan
Promising an “epic journey” across the Arctic, cruise line Crystal Cruises says its Crystal Serenity will be the largest luxury cruise ship that has ever embarked on the passage. The voyage, which comes with a five-figure price tag, highlights the allure -- and the risks -- of travel at the top of the world.Laurel Andrews
Mini sleeping pods and a new hotel are just some of the changes coming to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to help improve life for travelers who find themselves at the airport during "zombie hours."Sean Doogan

With a few quick toots from the horn, this year's Alaska Railroad holiday train took off from the Anchorage depot on Saturday morning with scores of excited children and their parents in tow.

Loren Holmes

With a few quick toots from the horn, this year's Alaska Railroad holiday train took off from the Anchorage depot on Saturday morning with scores of excited children and their parents in tow.

Loren Holmes
Alyeska Resort will open a few ski and snowboard trails on the upper mountain for three days starting Friday before shutting down again to make more snow. Lift tickets will be discounted.Megan Edge

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